"The Human Element" is the theme of the RSA Conference 2020, but there are plenty of technology-rich topics in store for attendees, including session tracks that focus on election security, open source tools, product security and anti-fraud. Britta Glade, a conference director, previews the event.
Security practitioners must go beyond buzzwords, such as threat hunting, "and translate it into implementation effectiveness - controls that really sustain over a period of time," says Ashish Thapar of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, who offers an assessment of the cybersecurity threat landscape in the APAC region.
It's difficult to build a reliable security system based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, says Aleksandr Lazarenko of Group-IB, who offers insights on how to make the most of these technologies.
Strong business resilience metrics for measuring effectiveness, simpler networks and smaller tool sets are all needed to cope with the evolving threat landscape, says retired Major General Earl Matthews, senior vice president at Verodin.
The quality of authentication provided by behavioral biometrics is improving, says James Stickland, CEO of Veridium. Nevertheless, he says, "we haven't reached a maturity level where it is used as an explicit form of authentication, but it's certainly now deemed as an implicit form of authentication."
DDoS attacks are getting larger in size and shorter in duration at a time when multicloud environments, which lack a single point of monitoring, are becoming more common, says Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security, who offers risk management insights.
Ex-black hat Alissa Knight recently joined Aite Group's new cybersecurity practice, and among her first tasks: a hard look at the security of major financial institutions' mobile banking apps. The results may surprise you.
Traditional security processes and controls don't translate cleanly to containers, says Sabree Blackmon of Docker, who does not recommend treating containers as virtual machines to help maximize the benefits.
In addition to relying to heavily on anti-virus and anti-malware tools, small and midsize enterprises lack the resources or expertise to catch new and sophisticated forms of attacks, says Dell's Brett Hansen, who offers strategic insights.
Alert fatigue is a major challenge, and the ability of SOC teams to be proactive is hamstrung by the fact that they spend a lot of their time in doing repetitive work, says Cody Cornell of Swimlane, who advocates broader use of orchestration and automation.
It's becoming increasing important to detect adversaries that have bypassed your security controls and moved laterally in your environment, says Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks, who describes the role deception can play.